Book 2015

Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education

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ISBN: 978-94-007-7792-7 (Print) 978-94-007-7793-4 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-14

    Introduction: Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education: Presenting the Challenge and Introducing Project IRIS

  3. Theoretical Perspectives on Educational Choice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-29

      Expectancy-Value Perspectives on Choice of Science and Technology Education in Late-Modern Societies

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      Pages 31-42

      A Narrative Approach to Understand Students’ Identities and Choices

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      Pages 43-59

      Gender, STEM Studies and Educational Choices. Insights from Feminist Perspectives

  4. Interest and Participation in STEM from Primary School to PhD

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61

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      Pages 63-88

      Attitudes, Interest and Factors Influencing STEM Enrolment Behaviour: An Overview of Relevant Literature

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      Pages 89-102

      Science Aspirations and Gender Identity: Lessons from the ASPIRES Project

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      Pages 103-118

      The Impact of Science Curriculum Content on Students’ Subject Choices in Post-compulsory Schooling

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      Pages 119-134

      A Place for STEM: Probing the Reasons for Undergraduate Course Choices

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      Pages 135-151

      Short Stories of Educational Choice: In the Words of Science and Technology Students

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      Pages 153-168

      Understanding Declining Science Participation in Australia: A Systemic Perspective

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      Pages 169-184

      Choice Patterns of PhD Students: Why Should I Pursue a PhD?

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      Pages 185-199

      The Impact of Outreach and Out-of-School Activities on Norwegian Upper Secondary Students’ STEM Motivations

  5. Staying in STEM, Leaving STEM?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201

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      Pages 203-217

      Why Do Students in STEM Higher Education Programmes Drop/Opt Out? – Explanations Offered from Research

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      Pages 219-239

      What Makes Them Leave and Where Do They Go? Non-completion and Institutional Departures in STEM

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      Pages 241-257

      The First-Year Experience: Students’ Encounter with Science and Engineering Programmes

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      Pages 259-273

      Keeping Pace: Educational Choice Motivations and First-Year Experiences in the Words of Italian Students

  6. Applying Feminist Perspectives to Understand STEM Participation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 275-275

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      Pages 277-295

      When Research Challenges Gender Stereotypes: Exploring Narratives of Girls’ Educational Choices

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      Pages 297-313

      Italian Female and Male Students’ Choices: STEM Studies and Motivations

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      Pages 315-330

      Being a Woman in a Man’s Place or Being a Man in a Woman’s Place: Insights into Students’ Experiences of Science and Engineering at University

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      Pages 331-347

      Italian Students’ Ideas About Gender and Science in Late-Modern Societies: Interpretations from a Feminist Perspective

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